Victoria Doramus

Author and Writer

New York, NY, USA
Victoria Doramus is a digital and print media professional with a penchant for the creative. She has an extensive background in media, advertising, branding, and communication and is always finding new and innovative ways to combine these field. She attended the University of Colorado, Boulder, CO with a degree in journalism and mass communication. She has a long history of media background including creative work experience with Mindshare, Stila Cosmetics, Creative Arts Agency, Trendera, and the personal assistant to film director and producer, Peter Berg. Recently, Victoria has found her new passion in life and is focusing her involvement with charities including the Amy Winehouse Foundation, Room to Read, Best Friends Animal Society, and the Women’s Prison Association.

Work Experience

Peter Berg

Personal Assistant to Peter Berg

Ran personal errands, managed property and household inventory, coordinated domestic staff. Prepared property prior to client’s arrival. Interacted daily and maintained rapport with outside vendors, partner organizations, building tenants and building staff.

• Property manager for his NYC residence.
• Manage and coordinate all deliveries and various contractors.
• General errands around the city such as dry cleaning, grocery and personal shopping.
• Household organization, light cleaning/housework, laundry, and cooking.
• Create daily tasks for various domestic help and coordinate schedule.
• Maintain and build relationships with various independent contractors in LA and NYC.
January 2014 - May 2015 New York, New York, United States

Various

Writer & Research Assistant

• Worked as a writer and research assistant on several books (without cover credit): Decades: A Century of Fashion (Bloomsbury, 2012); The Modern Girl’s Guide to Sticky Situations (Harper Collins, 2011); Menu Dating: Taste-Test Your Way to the Main Course (St. Martin’s Griffin, 2009); and What’s Next: The Expert’s Guide (Harper Collins, 2008)
• PRINT: Modern Girls Guide to Sticky Situations, Jane Buckingham (Harper Collins, 2011); What’s Next: The Expert’s Guide, Jane Buckingham (Harper Collins, 2010)
• ONLINE: The Huffington Post: contributing lifestyle/trend writer; Trendcentral, Senior Writer, various articles
2011 - 2013 London, United Kingdom

Trendera

West Coast Director and Lifestyle Trend Editor

Recruited by former boss at Creative Artists Agency to head the West Coast launch efforts for start-up trend forecasting company, Trendera. Translated lifestyle trends and consumer insights into client-specific marketing efforts for brand and product development. Led collaborative client projects, curated city guides, custom trend reports, and other market specific products.

• Implemented sales efforts, and acquired new business, for the first edition of The Trendera Files.
• Developed new client relationships. Maintained and grew current client relationships.
• Built the Trendera brand through social media.
• Organized and coordinated hiring of interns and contract workers.
• Supervised all contract workers, ensured design and editorial content met acceptable quality standards and brand consistency.
• Managed report production budget and schedule.
• Led collaborative client projects, curated custom trend reports, city guides, and other market specific products.
• Worked with colleagues to translate current lifestyle trends into client- specific marketing efforts for brand implementation and product development.
August 2010 - December 2011 Los Angeles, California, United States

Creative Arts Agency, The Intelligence Group

Youth Market Trend Analyst

Researched, pitched, and wrote articles for Trendcentral, a daily online trend newsletter and website, and The Cassandra Report, a quarterly trend report covering micro and macro trends in various lifestyle categories. Managed and developed the content for a client’s fashion-focused private blog. Produced trend segments for the national television shows, "The View" and "Good Morning America."

• Organized and managed all personal and professional scheduling/calendars, coordinated meetings, ran errands, and booked travel.
• Liaised with clients and built industry relationships.
• Attended seasonal trade shows for networking and editorial press coverage.
• Generated original editorial content for The Cassandra Report, a global trend report covering micro & macro lifestyle trends for Gen X, Y, and Z.
• Produced personalized client presentations and reports, including custom Street Style and Trend Reports.
• Managed an International network of trend correspondents and experts for project work, focus groups, and internal research.
May 2007 - June 2010 Los Angeles, California, United States

Stila Cosmetics

Creative Consultant

• Produced visual materials and color palette trends for S/S 2010 product development and potential holiday retail partnership with J.Crew.
• Collaborated with Art Director to develop concepts, create copy, and execute creative integrated campaign projects.
2007 - 2008 Los Angeles, California, United States

Mindshare

Assistant Media Planner

• Worked within a planning budget to negotiate with media vendors and build client print media plan.
• Negotiated with media vendors and created client print and multimedia advertising plans for media planning and buying agency.
• Worked directly with client to produce branded content with various print and online media.
• Managed print media budget.
• Maintained and built relationships with media account executives.
May 2006 - May 2007 Los Angeles, California, United States

Education

Sotheby's Intitute Of Art, London

Contemporary Design

Contemporary Art and Design coursework with a concentration in Fashion History
January 2012 - December 2013 London, United Kingdom

University Of Colorado

Bachelor of Arts - Journalism & Mass Communication

Emphasis: Advertising Copywriting
August 2002 - May 2006 Boulder, Colorado, United States

Languages

English (Native),

Skills

Advertising, Business, Communication, Design, Journalism, Marketing, Media, Press, Print, Product Development,

List of Charities Involved and Actively Supporting

1) The Amy Winehouse Foundation: http://amywinehousefoundation.org
2) Room To Read: http://www.roomtoread.org
3) Best Friends Animal Society: https://bestfriends.org
4) Women’s Prison Association: http://www.wpaonline.org